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Rail News: May 2018

May 31

Passenger Rail
Cleveland transit agency begins East 116th Station project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA finalizes rule for private investment in transit projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak introduces assigned seating on Acela trains Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Teamsters reach tentative deal to end strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carloads, intermodal traffic up in Week 21 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX appoints Schwichtenberg to lead safety efforts Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter railroads making progress on PTC Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Groups reach agreement with OmniTRAX for Hudson Bay Rail, Port of Churchill Read More »

May 30

People
Railinc names Smemoe chief information officer Read More »
People
TriMet board nominees confirmed Read More »
Mechanical
Caltrain marks progress on new electrified fleet Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP issues annual sustainability report Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX recognizes 64 companies for chemical safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro OKs light-rail studies for West Santa Ana Branch Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters go on strike at CP; IBEW reaches tentative pact Read More »
People
Ed Hamberger to receive 2018 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends Read More »

May 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from DTi, Strato, Transit Wireless and WSP (May 29) Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority moved record TEUs in April Read More »
People
AASHTO leader Wright announces retirement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House committee OKs $2.6 billion for FTA's CIG program Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX hires consultant to conduct safety assessment Read More »
Canadian Pacific
TCRC, IBEW reject CP's final contract offer, issue strike notice Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern joins BiTA Read More »

May 25

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit rolls out interactive touchscreens at rail stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA makes grants available for TOD planning Read More »
Passenger Rail
California signs off on grant to connect ACE, BART Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS promotes Adamiak to VP energy, industrial development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX Energy boosts storage capacity in Eagle Ford Basin Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA OKs FY19 capital, operating budgets Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF certifies Ceres' Saskatchewan terminal site Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS dedicates rail bridge in NY's Letchworth State Park Read More »

May 24

Security
DHS announces anti-terrorism grant opportunities Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN locomotive engineers ratify five-year contract Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB slates two-day hearing on fatal Amtrak crashes Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT's Byford unveils 10-year subway repair plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to acquire 1,000 new hopper cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal rail volume reaches near-record in Week 20 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RAC calls on Canadian government to boost short-line funding Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Colorado DOT, Virgin advance hyperloop study Read More »

May 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Miner, Wavetronix, dFuzion, HNTB and Network Rail Consulting (May 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit plans subway service increase Read More »
Security
CTA kicks off security initiative Read More »
PTC
FRA to host webinar on PTC grant program Read More »
Passenger Rail
TEXRail train storage facility opens Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA's Regional Connector project reaches halfway mark Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
iChurchill calls off Hudson Bay Railway acquisition Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W: Huron Central Railway to halt operations Read More »

May 22

PTC
MBTA to install PTC on Worcester Line Read More »
People
Trees named to DCTA's board Read More »
People
Chicago RTA adds Sager to board Read More »
Shippers
Center for LNG joins TRANSCAER sponsors Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to rehab Acela Express train interiors Read More »
MOW
Long Island Rail Road unveils plan to tackle delays Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern promotes Walczak, Parkerson, Godderz Read More »
CSX Transportation
Report: CSX to beef up safety resources Read More »

May 21

Passenger Rail
Metra OKs new day pass, fare zone reassignments Read More »
Passenger Rail
Portland Streetcar logged ridership record in April Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia International Gateway launches new terminal operating system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I workforce up slightly in mid-April Read More »
People
Senate committee OKs Drake as FTA leader Read More »
Intermodal
Survey: Many ports need better rail access Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel OKs $704 million in gas-tax funding for LA Metro Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE to merge rail division with Wabtec Read More »

May 18

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit launches new train fare collection technology Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts DOT unveils $17.3 billion capital investment plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA's Wiedefeld orders assessment of Silver Line concrete Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would make assault of rail crew members a federal crime Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN fined for renewable fuels violation Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA: Minneapolis' amended Southwest light-rail project meets environmental regs Read More »
Intermodal
Canada commits federal funding for freight-rail projects in British Columbia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Transit repair backlog harms U.S. economy Read More »

May 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Savage, Trinity, ENSCO and HNTB (May 17) Read More »
Mechanical
Milwaukee receives second streetcar from Brookville Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CIRB changes voting dates for CP labor contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis light-rail project cost jumps to $2 billion Read More »
MOW
California panel OKs grant funds for grade separations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Blacklands Railroad opens terminal at Northern Nevada Railport Read More »
Mechanical
Montreal transit agency gets green light to buy more Azur trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail traffic rose 5.8 percent in Week 19 Read More »

May 16

Federal Legislation & Regulation
National Mediation Board reorganizes offices Read More »
Security
CN awards rail-car inspection contract to Duos Technologies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline forms partnership with Lyft Read More »
Security
PANYNJ names Cetnar police department superintendent Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trudeau pledges funding for Calgary's Green Line light-rail project Read More »
Safety
FTA certifies Maryland's transit-rail safety oversight program Read More »
PTC
FRA announces $250 million in PTC grants Read More »
People
AAR's Hamberger to retire in 2019 Read More »

May 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Savage, Kelso and Hanson (May 15) Read More »
Safety
Ohio panels OK rail-crossing projects in Sandusky, Wood counties Read More »
People
Las Vegas Railway Express names Schillinger president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to reduce fares on San Bernardino Line Read More »
Amtrak
Durbin asks FRA to address Amtrak on-time performance issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report outlines tech's influence on rail safety, reliability Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards $75 million grant for Sound Transit's Tacoma Link extension Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Quebec projects to include rail infrastructure Read More »

May 14

Passenger Rail
Ottawa leaders lay final piece of rail for O-Train Confederation Line Read More »
Amtrak
BRS members OK labor pact with Amtrak Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT preps for Penn Station subway complex repairs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Santa Cruz RTC considers new rail operator pact Read More »
People
NJ Transit names Viqueira CFO Read More »
People
UP hires Ponthier as senior VP supply chain, improvement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to begin Miami service May 19 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Canada, Quebec to fund Lac-Megantic rail bypass Read More »

May 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NRC, Siemens, LAN, AECOM and WSP USA (May 11) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Bakersfield OKs California high-speed rail station plans Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor's Cliatt chairs LA's World Trade Week Read More »
People
New York's MTA rejoins APTA, Hakim elected to board Read More »
Labor
Unions urge FRA to prioritize safety in rail automation Read More »
Amtrak
Ex-CEO Boardman knocks Amtrak management's decisions Read More »
Security
PATH tests new passenger screening technology Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Squires: NS meeting key business goals Read More »

May 10

Passenger Rail
TriMet to renovate East 162nd Avenue light-rail station Read More »
MOW
Metra to wrap up Beverly Branch tie replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink readies second Burbank Airport station for opening Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast Railway joins BiTA Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern partners with startup accelerator Plug and Play Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Carload, intermodal traffic growth continues Read More »
Safety
FTA OKs West Virginia's rail safety oversight program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA signs Herzog to offer PTC support to members Read More »

May 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from voestalpine, TRAC, NRC, REMSA and Cambridge Systematics (May 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas City Streetcar marks two years of service Read More »
MOW
MBTA taps Hardesty & Hanover to design commuter-rail bridge Read More »
Labor
BLET celebrates 155th anniversary Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX joins BiTA Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA to Trump: Use rescinded funds for rail, bus repairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logged ridership, revenue growth in 2017 Read More »
Intermodal
Federal grant to boost rail connection to Port of Pascagoula Read More »

May 8

Safety
Indiana DOT seeks applicants for rail-crossing improvement grants Read More »
People
Sound Transit taps Billen to lead planning, project development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Court ruling authorizes Carload Express to operate Pennsylvania short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, UP ranked among top employers for veterans Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to rebuild 20 rail station platforms Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, NS seek flexibility in rail automation regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, IO sign Mosaic Transit to build Finch West light-rail project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts 37 percent gain in Q1 net income Read More »

May 7

Canadian National Railway - CN
BLET, CN-IC reach tentative contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro unveils 2028 mobility plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OSHA solicits input on rail, trucking whistleblower laws Read More »
PTC
PATH on track to meet PTC deadline Read More »
People
Librera named head of NYCT's subways department Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues initial report on fatality at LIRR station Read More »
Intermodal
Rail expansion slated for crude-oil transload facility Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak, Texas Central OK ticketing agreement Read More »

May 4

Supplier Spotlight
Tensar hosts U.S. Rep. Scott for plant tour Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railinc, FreightCar America, ARI, Koppers and CIT Group (May 4) Read More »
MOW
NYCT inks contract for paint, repair work along Flushing Line Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel OKs grade crossing work by CSX Read More »
Labor
Pierce, Pruitt and Joynt elected to Teamsters Rail Conference leadership roles Read More »
People
Meyer named UTA's interim executive director amid agency restructuring Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak issues RFQ for Philadelphia station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
First Nations, private firm agree to acquire Hudson Bay rail line, port Read More »

May 3

Passenger Rail
TriMet preps for elevator rehab project Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink unveils details of Vancouver transit investment plans Read More »
MOW
CTA issues final RFP for first phase of Red, Purple line modernization Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central picks Bechtel to manage bullet-train project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
TCRC, IBEW to vote on Canadian Pacific's contract proposals Read More »
Safety
California agencies OK funds for major grade separation project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN meeting grain car order demand in western Canada Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic up 5 percent in April Read More »

May 2

Security
Study: Baltimore agency 'safest' among largest U.S. transit systems Read More »
Mechanical
Metra breaks ground on mechanical shops expansion Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern recognized for IT innovation Read More »
Mechanical
Canada pledges funding for GO Transit bi-level coaches Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to repower locomotives to cut emissions in California Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to purchase 350 lumber cars Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak marks 47 years, nets funds for Pacific Surfliner improvements Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Q1 intermodal growth strongest since 2014 Read More »

May 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from nVent, STV, Siemens and Progress Rail (May 1) Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA marks 10 years of FrontRunner commuter-rail service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS partners with CloudMoyo to modernize railroad operating system Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS opens first new trolley station in years Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA targets commuter-rail extensions in FY18 strategic plan Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern receives chemical industry award for safety Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP 'safest' Class I for employees Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W reports Q1 income, revenue growth Read More »
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